CHAPTER NO. 790
HOUSE BILL NO. 2662
By Representative Williams
Substituted for: Senate Bill No. 2902
By SenatorsJordan, Fowler, Cohen, Williams
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 3, Chapter 1, relative to reports for members of the General Assembly.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 3, Chapter 1, is amended by adding the following new section:
If a statute requires an official or entity of state government to make a report to each member of the General Assembly, the statute is satisfied if the official or entity notifies each of the members in writing to each member's office that the report has been published. A member may then notify the official or entity if the member chooses to receive a copy of the report. The member may give such notice by electronic mail or facsimile transmission. The notice shall provide a date or a period of time in which the member shall respond. A failure of a member to respond to the notice shall be considered the same as a member declining to receive a copy of such report.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1998, the public welfare requiring it.
April l6, 1998
APPROVED this 23rd day of April 1998